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Sabrina

 
Originally from Manhattan, Sabrina attended UCLA where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. After graduation, she was hired as the General Manager of the Laugh Factory Comedy Club and became Editor-in-Chief of Laugh Factory Magazine which included interviews with A-List comedians like Larry David and Woody Allen. Sabrina went on to work in the entertainment industry in various capacities. These experiences played a catalytic role in starting her own entertainment consulting company where she worked with a variety of different entrepreneurs. It was after she had worked with these successful men and women that she decided she wanted to start her own business. Then she met her husband and got pregnant.
 
During her pregnancy she gained 40 pounds and was having trouble losing the weight. She no longer had the time to go to the gym, so she started dancing with her daughter in a sling. She actually worked up a sweat and the best part was her daughter inevitably fell asleep! Shortly after, Sling and Dance was born.
 
Sabrina found the perfect answer to combining parenthood with an engaging career. She began a class at her neighbor's house and a few months later, the Mommy and Me meets Zumba classes expanded to locations across Los Angeles. Sling and Dance currently has 3 dance instructors whose backgrounds include being a Personal Fitness Trainer, Birth Doula, Physical Therapist and Mommy & Me Fitness Instructor.
 
Sabrina has been featured on "Yahoo's Moments of Motherhood," "KTLA Morning News," "DailyCandy Kids," and popular Mommy blogs like "Jen's List." Her entertainment background has served her well as she is currently working on producing a DVD and infomercial with the same people who worked on the Zumba campaign, to expand the Sling and Dance brand.
 
As a new mom herself, Sabrina is so happy to have come up with an endeavor that gives other moms a chance to socialize with one another, get a good workout, bond and have fun with their little ones!

Jennifer Tseng

Jennifer Tseng has devoted her life to the betterment of children and adults through the arts. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from California State University Northridge, and has taught thousands of children and adults dance, musical theatre, and drama. She credits her students to giving her the positive energy she exudes in her classes each day! In addition, Jennifer has danced and toured with Disney, and has appeared in national commercials for Honda, AT&T, T.J. Maxx, KFC and others. She has over ten years experience teaching dance and Mommy & Me classes.

Anita Pressman

Anita Pressman has worked in the Fitness and Health industry for the past 10 years. She is a Personal Fitness Trainer and specializes in pre and post natal fitness. She has lead instruction in Circuit Training, Aerobics, Aqua Therapy, Mat Pilates, Boot camp and has worked as a Birth Doula. She enjoys working with new moms and getting them into the best shape of their lives. She is also a single mom of one amazing little boy named Devin.

Becky Castells

Becky has been a lover of dance and fitness for as long as she can
remember. She is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer (NASM) and has a
B.A. in Dance from Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been
a professional dancer for well over 10 years, and has almost 20 years of
experience teaching dance to children and adults. Becky also enjoys a full
career as a choreographer. Her choreography has been featured in various
television shows such as Masters of Illusion" on Los Angeles’ My Network 13
and NBC’s "E.R. In addition, her work can often be seen on stage at the Simi
Valley Cultural Arts Center, in Simi Valley, CA. One of Becky’s favorite
things about teaching is seeing the enjoyment and increased sense of self in
her students. She is very excited to be a part of Sling and Dance and to be
able to share her love of dance and fitness with her students, and with her
newborn daughter, Dia.

Sarah Gross

Sarah holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of California Los Angeles with a Minor in Visual and Performing Arts Education. Through her education she has worked with children and children with special needs. Both have become a true passion in her career as a teacher. She gives her students the opportunity to creatively explore through movement to promote self esteem, independence and further their creative development. In addition, she has booked numerous personal dance appearances working with artists such as Stevie Wonder and the Original Beach Boys. Her extensive training in dance has afforded her the opportunity to work with many well known choreographers in the entertainment industry. Ultimately, as an instructor, Sarah seeks to build individuality, self confidence and self expression through teaching. She continues to cultivate her career as both a dancer and instructor and is excited to share her love of movement with all the moms and babies at Sling and Dance classes!